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    '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture Oscar, 'Gravity' Takes Seven, 'American Hustle' Shut Out (BACKSTAGE QUOTES, FULL WINNERS LIST)

    "Possibility number one, '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Picture. Possibility number two, you're all racists," said Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, returning after seven years, as she ended her opening monologue. Well, the Academy's 6000 voters went with possibility number one.

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    The 86th Academy Awards Ceremony By The Numbers

    You've watched it, you've read about it, but there's one thing that you'll need to make sense of the Oscars—some cold hard stats! In the spirit of Best Picture winner Brad Pitt's earlier film "Moneyball," below we've collected a bunch of data and numbers about the people, the movies and such from la...

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    Oscar Winners Steve McQueen & John Ridley Reportedly Beefing Over '12 Years A Slave' Screenplay Credit

    Last night, if you hadn't fall asleep by time it was announced, you may have noticed a slight chill when screenwriter John Ridley went up to accept his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years A Slave." He curiously didn't even acknowledge director Steve McQueen, walking by him on his way up ...

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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Feminist Highlights of Awards Season

    There are many reasons to hate awards season. But for me, its greatest value has always been the potential platform it offers to progressive films, voices and characters. Let's not kid ourselves - 90% of the time, awards shows are a platform for vast egos and cinema at its most conservative. But at ...

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    WATCH: Oscar Red Carpet Videos

    My first time covering the Oscars red carpet came and went this afternoon, with plenty of adrenaline, jitters, excitement, flusteredness, as well as a solid dose of hurry-up-and-wait.

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    Watch: The 2014 Oscars In Memoriam Tribute

    While we celebrate film's crowning achievements at the 2014 Oscars, it's important to remember the talents that we've lost.

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    WATCH: 2014 Oscar Highlights, Plus Whole Show Recapped in Two Minutes (UPDATED VIDEO)

    UPDATE: Due to Academy copyright issues, the videos we'd rounded up earlier of acceptance speeches were taken down from YouTube. Instead, watch the AP's highlights compilation from the show, plus "The 86th Academy Awards in Under Two Minutes" below.

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    Watch: All Oscar Acceptance Speeches For Best Picture & Major Categories Plus The Entire Show In 2 Minutes

    For anyone watching the Oscars at home last night, they may have noticed something a different about the speeches this year....no one really got played off. It looks like the producers took it easy on the winners in 2014, rarely breaking out the orchestra to hustle people off the stage, leading to s...

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    Why Oscar's Biggest Hero Will Always Be Itself

    The 2014 Academy Awards swung between the usual puffery and some amusingly casual moments -- now how about some pizza and a selfie?

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    Watch: Oscars In Memoriam 2014 Presented By Glenn Close Plus 'Wind Beneath My Wings' By Bette Midler

    Another year has passed, and with it, some of the cinema's most beloved artists passed away. And so it goes, the Oscars took a moment to remember them all (except Alain Resnais) with the annual In Memoriam segment.

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